As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I want to bring further awareness to this horrible disease. Many articles discuss ways of preventing cancer, but did you know that there are ways of determining predispositions for cancer? Getting yearly Mammograms and Ultrasounds as well as performing monthly breast exams can help detect breast cancer, and are certainly important means of doing so. The following tips are not meant to help diagnose cancer, but can help spot a predisposition.
- Women with six or more of the same fingerprint pattern (whorls) have a higher incidence of breast cancer (1).
- Those who are Blood Type A have a higher likelihood of battling cancer than other ABO blood groups (2).
There are also certain Genetic Markers that one should be aware of
- BRCA mutations carry a higher risk of Breast Cancer (3).
- Certain DNA mutations can occur in your DNA that can make your body work harder in breaking down certain forms of the female hormone estrogen, creating the perfect storm of immune dys-regulation.
While more research in this area needs to be done, there seems to be growing evidence that the above predispositions may lead to immune system problems. Although patients with these predispositions may be shimmering examples of health, having a healthy lifestyle and treatment plan in place may help stave off developing the disease. While nothing is certain in life, having a plan to deal with the potential of developing the disease puts all the cards to your health in your hands, and leaves room for fewer chances.
If you are interested in discovering your DNA and working on prevention, come visit me at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine where I can give you an individualized meal plan and a unique medical supplement protocol, along with other therapies that can help you lead a healthy and full life. If you have or suspect breast cancer, I urge you to seek out a physician as natural medicine can only get you so far.